The Broncos have released K Connor Barth, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. They needed to make room for the recently signed G Evan Mathis. It's still a surprising move, though, considering Barth nailed 15 of 16 FG attempts in 5 games with Denver last year. Brandon McManus, who Barth replaced, is now back atop the depth chart. McManus went just 9 of 13 on FGs last season. Despite the Broncos' high-scoring offense, McManus is a shaky fantasy option.
The Broncos have released K Brandon McManus. He missed 4 of his 13 FG attempts this season, including 2 from under 50 yards. Denver simply lost faith in him as their guy heading down the stretch. We'll see who the Broncos bring in to replace McManus, but he won't be a strong fantasy option. McManus attempted just 13 FGs in 11 games -- 30th league wide.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos are considering a kicker change. Brandon McManus missed a 33-yarder yesterday and is now 9 for 13 (69.2%) on the season. Denver is reportedly planning on working out kickers this week. We'll see if they sign one, but McManus isn't a reliable fantasy option regardless.
The Broncos are releasing K Matt Prater, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Prater was set to come off his 4-game suspension next week. K Brandon McManus has been solid in his place, though, connecting on all 3 of his FGs and 8 XPs. And Denver saves some money by going with the youngster. McManus will be a solid fantasy option the rest of the way. Prater could get signed by another team (Kansas City?) this year.
The Broncos have traded a 7th-round pick to the Giants in exchange for K Brandon McManus. Denver needs a kicker for the first 4 games with Matt Prater suspended. It looks like McManus is their guy. The rookie nailed his only 2 preseason FG attempts, 46-and 47-yarders, and has a booming leg. He drilled a 75-yarder in practice, according to the New York Times' Bill Pennington. McManus will be an intriguing fantasy spot starter kicker for Denver's high-powered offense. The Giants, meanwhile are sticking with K Josh Brown.